Razer might be far more famous for the sheer number of gaming peripherals that they come up with including mice, gaming mousemats, speakers, keyboards and even notebooks, but here is something that would turn heads wherever you go: the Razer Phone 2. Just like everything else that Razer rolls off from their production line, the Razer Phone 2 intends to be the very definition of flagship performance and true mobile gaming. After all, it was Razer who pioneered the segment of gaming smartphones with its predecessor, the Razer Phone, last year, and the sequel looks set to blow the competition away (if there are any worthy handsets in the first place).
Touted to deliver up to 30 percent more performance than its predecessor, the Razer Phone 2 is certainly no slouch when it comes to gaming and productivity. Powered by the powerful Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU), it ought to be able to handle just about any kind of apps and games, and with the Razer vapor chamber cooling system keeping things running nice and cool, you won’t find your handset burning up anytime soon.
At the back lies a new rear dual-camera setup that delivers a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. It does not matter whether you are trying to capture fast moving action or a situation that is knee deep in low-light conditions, the Sony IMX sensors will work perfectly fine to deliver stunning images. Selfie lovers will appreciate the 8MP front camera that supports video streaming at full HD resolution.
It also supports wireless charging to keep up with the rest of the flagship handsets in the market, while there is the option to plug in a USB-C cable as and when the need arises, which is also compatible with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+. The Razer Phone 2 is rated IP67 resistance to dust and water, so you do not have to worry about dropping this into the sink by accident. Other hardware specifications include a true 120Hz display that is represented by a 5.7-inch UltraMotion IGZO screen, and dual front-spacing speakers, in addition to a 4,000 mAH capacity battery.
While there might be alternatives such as the Honor Play from Huawei, the Razer Phone 2 will certainly continue to be king of the hill as the flagship gaming smartphone with a starting price point of$799, arriving in Mirror Black while those who would want a Satin Black variant will have to wait for the fourth quarter of 2018.